New Player Guide

Feb 14, 2015
New Player Guide
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    Welcome to Empire Minecraft! This simple guide will teach you all the essentials of EMC and properly prepare you for our wonderful server. If you forget something, or would like additional information, feel free to have a look around the rest of the Empire Wiki (use /help commands or ask online players in-game.)

    Empire Minecraft is made up of ten different servers, all joined together to make up one Community. Each server is different in its own way, so explore them all and meet new people! There is no need to disconnect to change servers. Join IP: and change between the servers with a simple command.

    /server smp# - switch servers on the Empire

    A shorter version of the command is /smp#

    There are five Worlds on each server: Town, Frontier, Wastelands, End, and Empire Shop.

    This is where you will start the game on your very own 60 x 60 residence. This world is made up of protected Residences owned by members of the Community. In addition, mobs will not spawn and there is no fall damage nor weather changes to worry about. No one can build on your residence without you giving them permission, so it is grief-proof. Use your residence to build your dream house, start a shop, or create anything else you can think of. The choice is yours (as long as it follows our rules)!

    /home - teleport back to your residence from anywhere in Town or Wilderness spawns
    /Town - teleport to Town spawn
    /v ##### - teleport to the residence number ####
    /v playername - teleport to the residence owned by [playername]

    Explore the far reaches of the world and build outposts with your friends. Once you leave the spawn location, you can only return by traveling back to the spawn by foot, so be careful and take plenty of supplies with you. If you get lost, consult the Live Map to find your way back. Protect your items by locking them in chests for a small fee. Although this world is not protected against griefing, please respect what others have built. Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying their builds will be banned from the server per our rules.

    /Frontier - teleport to a random Frontier outpost from Town
    /Frontier n, s, e, w, m - to go to designated outposts.
    /nether - go to the Frontier's Nether world

    This world is used for gathering resources to sell to shops or to keep for yourself. It is reset periodically so there is always fresh resources for everyone to gather. If you get lost, consult the Live Map to find your way back. Please do not build here, as it can be reset at any time and you may lose your items. Even though no one should build, griefing is still not allowed. Those caught stealing other players' items or destroying their builds will be banned from the server per our rules.

    /Wastelands - teleport to a random Wastelands outpost from Town
    /Wastelands n, ne, e, se, s, sw, w, nw, c - to go to designated outposts.
    /wnether - go to the Wastelands Nether World

    /[direction] - a quick way to get to designated outposts.

    This is a non-resetting world. Unlike other worlds, there isn't a command to teleport to it, so to get there you must find the End Portal in the Wastelands or Frontier on each server.

    Empire Shop
    The Empire Shop is an unlimited store with high prices to encourage player shops and cap normal server prices. It is recommended to buy and sell from other players, instead of from the Empire Shop. All prices in the Empire Shop have a large markup. This is to keep a cap on prices and to prevent inflation. Occasionally, Special Event Items and Promotional Items will be temporarily sold in the Empire Shop to allow players to buy additional items.

    /shop - Teleport to the shop world from Town

    Empire Assistant
    The ultimate source for Commands is the Empire Assistant. This perfect new player tool will help you get around and achieve basic Commands without actually knowing the Commands. You can obtain an Empire Assistant by typing /assist new. You are limited to one assistant per server per 48 hours.

    By using the command /assist it will bring up a handy menu of buttons that will use Commands for you. At the same time, each button is titled with a display of what command it will be using for you, so it also helps you learn over time.

    Here is a screenshot of what to expect when using this feature:

    Rupees and Tokens
    Rupees are the official currency of the Empire. Almost anything can be bought using them, and you can earn them in a variety of ways. Your rupee account is cross server, meaning any Rupees you have on SMP1, you also have on SMP2, SMP3, SMP4 and so on. You will automatically gain 2,000 Rupees upon completion of the tutorial and up to an additional 11,000 Rupees for completing tasks such as signing up on the Forums, etc. You will also receive various items that help you get started such as armor, diamonds, a horse, etc. It is smart to keep these items and not sell them off because they do come in handy while you learn the different aspects of the Empire.

    /r pay PlayerName Amount - Pay someone Rupees. Example: /r pay Aikar 9001
    /r - Check your rupee balance. If you click the (learn more) while in-game, it will take you to the wiki page.

    Tokens are a special currency earned on Empire Minecraft for when a player completes a challenging task such as defeating Custom Mobs such as Enraged Zombie, Momentus or Marlix. The number of Tokens earned will scale based on the player's personal difficulty level, but may be affected by other factors such as number of player deaths nearby (In other words, constantly dieing will reduce Tokens earned).

    Unlike Rupees, Tokens must be earned by a player and cannot be traded or gifted.


    To allow you to customize your residence as much as possible, the Empire has lots of Flags to control your residence. Flags are like permissions, they say what people can and can't do on your residence. Do not give Flags to people you don't completely trust.

    /res info - Check residence info. Shows you all Flags on the residence as well as the residence number. If you cannot travel onto the residence due to move restrictions, click on the ground with a piece of string to bring up the residence information.

    /res set [flag] t - To give a flag to everyone
    /res set [flag] f - To remove a flag from everyone

    "Pset" stands for playerset, meaning you're setting Flags for another player.

    /res pset [name] [flag] t - To give a flag to a single person
    /res pset [name] [flag] f - To remove a flag from a single person
    /res pset [name] [flag] r - To reset a single person's flag back to default


    On each server you will have a separate inventory. Do not be alarmed if your items on one smp do not show up on another smp. You must manually transfer the items across the servers with your Vault. The cost is 10 Rupees every time you open it, however you may use the command again for free for 5 minutes after you open it. One page can hold a double chest worth of items. It is also expandable for 10,000 Rupees per page or via redemption of a Vault Voucher if you would like extra room. Once you have 5 Vault pages, you will no longer pay for each time you open it.

    /Vault - opens your first Vault page


    Horses cannot travel in your Vault. Therefore, in order to transfer them across the servers, we developed a Stables system. It is free to stable and unstable your horse on each server. For more details on horses, see Horse and Stables Commands. Outside of Town it costs 100r to summon from a stable. Storing a horse is always free.

    /stable - views the horses in your stable
    /stable store - stores currently mounted horse
    /stable summon [#] - summons a horse at your current location


    Empire Minecraft has many different Chat channels in order to better assist each player. The channel can be changed by typing /Chat (channel). Alternatively, you can click on the icons in-game to automatically change Chat channels. They are explained as follows:

    (T) Town - Used for normal communication between the Community. Can only be heard in Town.
    (L) Local - Used for communication with players that are nearby. If no one can hear you, it will alert you.
    (R) Residence - Used for communication on a single residence. Limitations are your residence boundaries.
    (G) Group - Used for communication between members in your Group
    (S) Supporter - Used only by supporters. Works in Town or the Frontier/Wastelands.
    (E) Economy - Used for discussing economy related things.
    (M) Moderator - Used only by the staff team. Inaccessible by other players.

    /tell playername - Used to start a private conversation with playername. These messages will appear in purple on your screen. Other players cannot see these messages. They are private between you and the player you are speaking to, though can be accessed by Senior Staff members if you are under investigation for breaking one of our rules.

    **Note: If someone is bothering you and you do not want to see their Chat any more, you can ignore the player with the command /ignore playername

    If you forget what the Chat Commands are, type /Chat in-game. A description of all the Commands will pop up in your Chat screen like this screenshot:

    The forums are a great place to find out what is going on in the Community. You can find things such as auctions, buying and selling of items, community events and updates/news on what is going on in the Empire. You can also see players' creative side with pictures, videos and music areas.

    Take a look around the Forums and get to know our players. Don't be afraid to post on topics, put yourself out there and become a part of the EMC Community. Everyone is welcome!

    Start off with introducing yourself by creating a thread in the Introduce Yourself section.

    Welcome to the Empire!


    Interested in what you're hearing? Learn more about what Empire Minecraft offers - it's suited for everyone - and have a browse of the Wiki.
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